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I was lookin around for SSDs and I went to Microcenter to check it out. It seems that they have a lot of refurbished Corsair SSDs there. They are very cheap, nearly half price of new ones. Is there a reason I shouldn't buy those instead? Sure the speeds aren't the fastest in the world, but for the price I'm willing to sacrifice that.

Also, are there any models of those SSDs I should avoid? Thanks.
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Which models?
Performance = Marvell
Force = SandForce
Nova = Indilinx

All of the above are good in descending order.

Microcenter also sells "Microcenter" branded SSDs. The Gen II 60GB should be $99.... it's very good using SandForce. Do NOT get their Gen I though.
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Which models?
Performance = Marvell
Force = SandForce
Nova = Indilinx

All of the above are good in descending order.

Microcenter also sells "Microcenter" branded SSDs. The Gen II 60GB should be $99.... it's very good using SandForce. Do NOT get their Gen I though.
Yeah, I noticed that the 64Gb SSD was only 99 bucks and the speeds on it were pretty awesome. Is there a reason why that one is so cheap?

So is it true that there are 34nm and 25nm versions of these drives? Do I want the 34nm ones?

Thanks.

EDIT: How is Indilinx compared to Sandforce? After taking another look, the good deals are all on the Nova and Extreme models.
Edited by PhrydMog - 3/21/11 at 5:39pm
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Been a day and still need advice. Bump?
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I have the Nova series, and it's pretty god damn fast. Loads almost instantly, and it isn't even close to a sandforce drive.
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I bought the MC open box and it is great =]
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I'm kind of debating on putting the 2 Corsair Nova 128Gb in Raid0 as my main drive and just have a Backup drive.

Would it be a bad idea to raid those 2 drives together?
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhrydMog View Post
I'm kind of debating on putting the 2 Corsair Nova 128Gb in Raid0 as my main drive and just have a Backup drive.

Would it be a bad idea to raid those 2 drives together?


I wouldn't RAID them. Just buy the two. Have one for your OS, and one for some of your favorite games and applications.
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I wouldn't RAID them. Just buy the two. Have one for your OS, and one for some of your favorite games and applications.
I guess I could do that. I just wanted tons of speed. But I guess in reality an SSD is already fast enough as it is right? Or is there such a huge difference in Raid that you'll crap yourself everytime you load something.
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Originally Posted by PhrydMog View Post
I guess I could do that. I just wanted tons of speed. But I guess in reality an SSD is already fast enough as it is right? Or is there such a huge difference in Raid that you'll crap yourself everytime you load something.

I don't know if they fixed the TRIM on a RAID setup however, that's the only reason why I suggested not using it.



but there really isn't a point in RAID'ing SSDs, they are so fast as is.
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